Memoirs of a Linguist

Blog URL:http://www.linguist-in-waiting.com
Blog Tags:graduate school, linguistics, travel, experiments, dissertation, PhD
Country:United States
State/Province:New York
Location:Buffalo

This blog is about the daily activities of a 28-year-old Ph.D. candidate, who daydreams of seeing the world, while ranting about people around him, as he attempts to get the elusive three-letters after his name.



Latest Blog Posts



Staatstheater Cottbus

on Dec 11, 2017

As I mentioned in the previous travelogue, I headed to Cottbus. I walked around town, which gave me an overview of the city's architectural features. One very prominent building in Cottbus is the Staatstheater, or the State Theatre. The Staatsthe...

The other day, I was grabbing some coffee during my lunch break. I was with a colleague in a cafe having a quick flat white. While we were standing in the small cafe drinking our beverages, I witnessed some weird interaction between a customer and th...

One Saturday in autumn, a few weeks ago, I wanted to get out of Berlin for a bit, so I bought a railway day ticket that allowed me to go to any place in the states of Berlin and Brandenburg. I headed out to Cottbus, a city southeast of Berlin, and sp...

Dodging Counterculture

on Dec 5, 2017 in: random

I live in the former West Berlin. But I work in the former East Berlin. So every day, I take either the S-Bahn or the U-Bahn to cross the city. And every time I do it, I never fail to see how different the people are.More...

This is the second part of my post about the Royal Yacht Britannia. In the previous post, I showed you the topmost deck, all the way to the sundeck, where the bedrooms of the Royal Family were situated. This post covers everything from that deck to t...

Regular readers of this blog might know that I am a Paul Bowles fan. I've first encountered his novels by reading The Sheltering Sky in 2015. I liked his world enough that I decided to pick up his subsequent novels, reading Let It Come Down and T...

The last thing we saw in Edinburgh was a royal yacht. We were staying in a B&B off of Leith Walk, so we simply took a bus heading to the direction of Ocean Terminal during the morning of our last day, after having breakfast and checking out. We got t...